PAUL EMMANUEL: THE LOST MEN FRANCE
Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Northern France

THE LOST MEN FRANCE was a once-off counter-memorial & an official feature of the 2014 – 2018 First World War Centenary. It was temporarily installed adjacent to the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, Picardy, Northern France as an intervention in the Somme Circuit of Remembrance. In the battles that were fought on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918, thousands of South African servicemen took part & died alongside the Allies but white & black South African men were valourised differently.
THE LOST MEN FRANCE depicted these names alongside those of the Allies & Germans. Supported by La Mission du Centenaire de la Première Guerre Mondiale, Paris, Institut Français Paris / Johannesburg & The National Arts Council of South Africa.

Media/texts
Press articles,
Reviews & Bibliography

2013 Info Document
(Français) [PDF]

2013 Info Document
(English) [PDF]

2013 Info Document
(Deutsch) [PDF]

Links
The Lost Men
Website

Mission Centenaire
Website

Institut Français
Website

Photos & Videos
SABC TV Morning Live interview
(Video 4 mins 30 sec)

Remembering a Counter-memorial
(Video 10 mins 33 sec)

At the Mercy of the Weather (68 photos)

Production Photos (163 photos)
A Special Light (13 photos)
Editioned photographs (4 photos)

© paul emmanuel